Jake Bright is a Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and Contributing Writer for Bloomberg LP's Bloomberg Institute. In addition to publishing on business, finance, and Africa, he writes select features on topics including outdoor sports, politics, and culture.


Sochi’s slopes will see one of the most exciting showdowns of the 2014 Games, as U.S. Ski Team champions Bode Miller and Ted Ligety battle the Europeans, and each other, for another chance at gold.

Sochi 2014

Move over, Lindsey Vonn—at just 18, skier Mikaela Shiffrin is generating massive buzz ahead of the 2014 Olympics in February, heading America’s strongest team in years.

Economic Leap

Most of the globe is still reeling from the recession, but one continent is booming. Surprise—it’s Africa.